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What are four routes of pesticide entry into the body?
dermal, inhalation, eye, oral
Why is it important to cover cuts or a skin rash before handling pesticides?
Broken or damaged skin can enhance absorption of pesticides through skin
A wettable powder is likely to be absorbed through the skin faster or slower (choose one) than an emulsifiable concentrate.
An example of a local effect that can result from pesticide exposure is.....
burn, rash, or blister
What is systemic poisoning?
occurs when a pesticide enters the body (ex. the bloodstream) and causes symptoms away from the area of contact
How does chronic exposure differ from acute exposure?
Chronic exposure is repeated exposure, usually in smaller amounts of a chemical. Acute is a single exposure.
An applicator can reduce the risks associated with a pesticide procedure by preventing.....
The degree to which a pesticide is harmful or poisonous is known as its.....
Which is most acutely toxic based on LD50
B; has the lowest LD50
Which signal word indicates the product with the lowest acute toxicity to people
D. Skull and Crossbones
Poisoning by all types of pesticides causes the same symptoms. T or F?
Why are pesticides poisonings sometimes hard to recognize?
Symptoms may resemble those caused by other problems. In addition, symptoms may not become apparent until several hours after exposure
List 3 sources of first aid information information in the event of a poisoning emergency.
Pesticide label, MSDS, poison information center, manufacturer
What can you do to prepare yourself for any eye or skin exposure on the road?
Have a source of clean water readily available at all times
What factors should you consider when deciding what protective clothing and equipment you need when handling a particular pesticide?
The instructions on the label and MSDS , the procedure , the site , and your experience performing the task.
Cholinesrerase tests are done to monitor exposure to which classes of insecticides?
Organophosphates and carbamates
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